The 10 Different Parts of Windows

When getting a replacement window estimate, it is a good idea to know the terminology that your home improvement professional may use to describe the recommended replacement windows. That is why here at Roof Right, a residential home exterior company in Maryland, we have put together a breakdown of the 10 different parts of windows you need to know about. 

The Head

The main horizontal member forming the top of the window or door frame. 

The Jamb

The main vertical members forming the sides of a window or door frame. 

The Frame

The combination of heads, jambs, and sill to form a precise opening in which a window sash or door panel fits.

The Glazing

The process of applying or installing glass into a window sash or door panel. Also refers to the type of glass used in the process.

The Pane

A framed sheet of glass within a window or door frame. 

The Sash

A single assembly of stiles and rails made into a frame for holding glass.

The Sill

The main horizontal member forming the bottom of the frame of a window or door. 

The Mutin Bar

Any small bar that divides window or door glass. Also called a grille or windowpane divider. 

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